Author Archive: Stephanie Chandler

Stephanie Chandler is the founder of the Nonfiction Authors Association and Nonfiction Writers Conference, and author of several books including "The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan" and "Own Your Niche." A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine.

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Recording: How to Get a Book Deal: Q&A with a Literary Agent Specializing in Nonfiction

Recording: How to Get a Book Deal: Q&A with a Literary Agent Specializing in Nonfiction

Join us as Megan Close Zavala discuss How to Get a Book Deal. This will be a Q&A session with a literary agent specializing in nonfiction. About Megan Close Zavala Megan Close Zavala is a literary agent at Keller Media, an agency that specializes in nonfiction books. Her passion lies not only in getting great books published, but in working […]

The KDP Select Program

The KDP Select Program

For authors with ebooks published via the Kindle Digital Publishing (KDP) program, there is an option to participate in the controversial KDP Select program. With this program, you can make your ebook (Kindle version) available in Amazon’s lending library where Amazon Prime members can borrow your ebook. In exchange, Amazon sends out checks each quarter […]

Pushing the Envelope: 9 Steps for Selling Your Book Yourself by Michael Larsen

Pushing the Envelope: 9 Steps for Selling Your Book Yourself by Michael Larsen

1. Make sure your proposal or manuscript is ready to submit. 2. Ask your writing community about their experiences with editors and publishers. 3. Research publishers online, in bookstores and directories, and on their websites to make a list of editors and publishers. 4. To prepare a list of editors, use directories, acknowledgments in books, […]

Steps to Take Before Going to Press with Your Book: Figuring Out Your Print Run

Steps to Take Before Going to Press with Your Book: Figuring Out Your Print Run

Ideally you should avoid ordering more books than you can sell in the coming months. Books must be stored in a temperature-controlled environment and if you decide to make changes, you’ll be sorry to have a warehouse with 1,000+ books, which is why print-on-demand is so popular. Consider either print-on-demand, or ordering a small print […]

Your Amazon Public Profile and Book Reviews

Your Amazon Public Profile and Book Reviews

If you’ve ever made a purchase on Amazon, you have a public user profile on the site. To locate yours, go to the “Your Account” page on Amazon (usually found in the upper right when you view any page on Amazon) and scroll down to the “Personalization” section where you will find a link to […]

101 Essential Content Marketing Resources

101 Essential Content Marketing Resources

This 7-page report lists resources from advertising and and affiliate sales to website hosting and management tools. You’ll want to keep this report handy for future use! Get the report: 101 Essential Content Marketing Resources

Get More Book Reviews

Get More Book Reviews

Like it or not, reviews on Amazon help sell books. The vast majority of potential buyers will look at reviews to assist them in making a buying decision (I know that I do). If you don’t have many reviews, it can make your book look less popular than competing books with many reviews. And if […]

Recording: How to Utilize Amazon Ads with Joseph Alexander and Emmanuel Nataf

Recording: How to Utilize Amazon Ads with Joseph Alexander and Emmanuel Nataf

Join us as we talk with Joseph Alexander and Emmanuel Nataf on How to Utilize Amazon Ads. About Joseph Alexander Joseph Alexander is a both a nonfiction author and a marketer part of the Reedsy community. Joseph has been self-publishing for four years and formed his own successful publishing company only using the tools that […]

How Amazon Cross-Promotes Books

How Amazon Cross-Promotes Books

Amazon has several features that help to cross-promote books and encourage buyers: Frequently Bought Together – Once your book has some sales history, Amazon will likely pair it up with another book and offer it under the Frequently Bought Together feature on your book’s sales page. Amazon determines what book goes here based on its […]

Steps to Take Before Going to Press with Your Book: Set Up Retail Distribution

Steps to Take Before Going to Press with Your Book: Set Up Retail Distribution

Unless you’re planning on only selling your books yourself—which isn’t the most effective way to rack up sales—to sell your book, you’ll need to set up distribution. Your printer or publisher may offer this service. If not, you will need to set up distribution directly with Amazon, BN.com, Ingram, Baker and Taylor. See this list […]